Anterior Pelvic Counterstrain

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Anterior Pelvic Counterstrain

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Anterior Pelvic Tender Points

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Counterstrain Review

Before proceeding to learning about the different counterstrain treatment techniques for each of the Anterior Pelvic Tender Points, you may wish to review our Overview to Counterstrain here.

All tender points in the following images depict right-sided tender points.


Treatment: Flexion (Hips, Knees),
External Rotation (Hip), and ABduction (Knees) — (F ER ABD)

Tender PointLocation
Iliacus1/3 Distance ASIS to Midline
(press deep posterolaterally, toward iliacus m.)

Psoas Major

Treatment: Flexion (Hips, Knees), Sidebend Toward (Knees), and
External Rotation (Hip) — (F ST ER)

Tender PointLocation
Psoas Major2/3 Distance ASIS to Midline
(press deep posteriorly, toward belly of psoas m.)

Low Ilium (Psoas Minor)

Treatment: Flexion

Tender PointLocation
Psoas MinorSuperior Surface of Iliopectineal (iliopubioc) Eminence, associated with Psoas Minor m. attachment

Inguinal (Pectineus)

Treatment: Flexion (Hip, Knees), ADduction (Hip), and
Internal Rotation (Hip) — (F ADD IR)

Tender PointLocation
PectineusLateral Aspect of Pubic Tubercle, associated with Pectineus m. and/or Inguinal Ligament attachments
(press posteromedial)
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